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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library


The history of the East Asian Library goes back a long time. In 1933, the Rev. William C. White, former Anglican Bishop of Henan, China, heard of a fine Chinese library for sale. It consisted of about 40,000 volumes collected by a scholar Mr. Mu Hsueh Hsun (1880 - 1929). He was the former secretary at the German Legation in Peking.

Bishop White immediately put in an offer of $10,500 which was accepted. Then Bishop White, Dr. Sigmund Samuel, Sir Robert Mond, and Professor John C. Ferguson put together a donation for the purchase of the library. The Mu Collection was catalogued in Peking. It reached Toronto in 1935. This marked the beginning of the Chinese collection.

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library continues to hold its place among the major East Asian research libraries in North America. In fulfilling its role as a leading East Asian resource centre in the nation, the library is deeply indebted to its many supporters and donors.

The Library began with a collection of rare materials acquired from China in the 1930's. This special collection is now known as the Mu Collection. More Chinese, Japanese and Korean materials were added later. The library now has over 553,000 volumes (as of May 2012). It is a major research collection on East Asian studies in North America.

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Ji bu 230
Shi bu 116
Zi bu 57
China 46
Ethics 44
Taoism 32
Rivers 26
Fairies 24
Taoists 24
Law 22
Jing bu 21
Haikai 20
Waka 18
Yi jing 17
Theater 15
Japan 14
Seasons 12
Si shu 12
Tzu pu 12
Shinto 11
Jruri 9
N 8
Laozi 6
Haiku 5
Money 5
Women 5
Gagaku 4
Tariff 4
Ukiyoe 4
Tibet 3
Budget 2
Daimyo 2
LANGUAGE
Japanese 2,474
Chinese 2,146
English 17
Korean 11
French 2
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912; Yamamoto, Sansei
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Topics: Waka, Haiku (Collections)
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sansom, George Bailey, Sir, 1883-1965
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Includes index
Topic: Japanese language
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Topics: English language, English language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Kwong, Ki Chiu
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Other title: Hua Ying zi dian ji cheng
Topic: English language
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Topics: Chinese literature, Classification
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Lévi, Sylvain, 1863-1935; Takakusu, Junjir, 1866-1945; Demiéville, Paul; Watanabe, Kaigyoku, 1872-1933; Fondation Otâni et Wada
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Issued in fascicles
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Buddhism
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Topic: Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-01 Sait, Hidesabur, 1866-1929; 880-06 Toyota, Minoru, 1855-1972
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Topic: English language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Rose-Innes, Arthur
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Imprint varies slightly
Topic: Japanese language
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Topics: Coinage, Currency question, Precious metals, Copper
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?; Moule, A. C. (Arthur Christopher), 1873-1957; Pelliot, Paul, 1878-1945
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Topics: Voyages and travels, Mongols
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Douglas, Carstairs, 1830-1877; Barclay, Thomas. Supplement to dictionary of the Amoy colloquial language
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Appendix: Supplement to dictionary of the Amoy colloquial language / Thomas Barclay. Shanghai : Commercial Press, 1923
Topic: Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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by Uchimura, Kanz, 1861-1930
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v. 15-16 in English and Japanese
Topics: Theology, Theology
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Rose-Innes, Arthur
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Imprint varies slightly
Topic: Japanese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by China; Hsia, Chin-lin, 1896-; Chow, James L. E; Chang, Yukon; Foo, Ping-sheung
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"The Drafting Committee of the Chinese Civil Code has decided not to issue any official translation of the Code"--Foreword
Topic: Civil law
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-05 Nakanishi, Chji, 1875-1937; 880-06 Tamura, Nishio, 1880-1958
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Includes index
Topics: Jruri, Jruri
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Uchimura, Kanz, 1861-1930
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v. 15-16 in English and Japanese
Topics: Theology, Theology
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Baird, Annie Laurie Adams, 1864-1916
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Topics: Korean language, Korean language, Korean language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sei Shonagon, b. ca. 967; Kamo, Chomei, 1153?-1216? Hojoki; Yoshida, Kendo, 1282?-1350. Tsurezuregusa; Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Mackenzie, Donald Alexander, 1873-1936
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Topics: Mythology, Chinese, Legends, Mythology, Japanese, Folklore, Folklore, Legends
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Katsura, Isoo, 1868-1938; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Etiquette, China
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-05 Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953; 880-06 Shen, Deqian, 1673-1769
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Selected by Deqian Shen. Cf. p. 25 (3rd group)
Topics: Chinese poetry, Chinese poetry, Japanese poetry
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Couling, Samuel, 1859-1922
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by Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C; Matsudaira, Hatenksai; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Fujii, Otoo, 1868-1945
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Topics: Kouta, Waka, Japanese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sun-tzu, 6th cent. B.C; Ogy, Sorai, 1666-1728; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topic: Military art and science
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by 880-01 Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ban, Nobutomo, 1773-1846
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Topic: Shinto
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hayashi, Taisuke
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Topics: Etiquette, China, Rites and ceremonies
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Fujii, Otoo, 1868-1945
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Kokon chomon sh; Miura, Osamu
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Morikawa, Kyoroku, 1656-1715; Kakami, Shiko, 1665-1731. Wakan bunso; Yokoi, Yayu, 1702-1783. Uzura goromo
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Topics: Japanese literature, Haiku
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Shikitei, Samba, 1776-1822
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-01 Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Yamada, Yoshio, 1873-1958
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ota, Nampo, 1749-1823
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Topic: Waka
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hakuin, 1686-1769
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Xu, Muyun, 1898-
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Topics: Dramatists, Chinese, Chinese drama
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-01 Zhu, Xi, 1130-1200; 880-06 Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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Topic: Conduct of life
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Katsura, Isoo, 1868-1938; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Etiquette, China
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Huai-nan tz, d. 122 B.C; Kikuchi, Bank; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-04 Iwano, Shiny, 1893-1968
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Ed. date varies
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-01 Taniguchi, Masaharu, 1893-
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Topic: Seich no Ie
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Jippensha, Ikku, 1765-1831
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hsieh, Fang-tê, 1226-1289
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Topics: Chinese language, Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ch'u tz'
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Topics: Chinese literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.), Chinese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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Topic: Japanese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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Topic: Chinese poetry
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Shên, Tê-ch'ien, 1673-1769?; Matsudaira, Yasukuni, 1863-1945; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topic: Chinese literature
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hayashi, Razan, 1583-1657
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Topics: Philosophy, Japanese, Confucius and Confucianism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
Cover title: Kuan hua hui pien
Topics: Morgan, Evan, 1860-, Chinese language, Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by 880-03 Komaki, Masanari; 880-04 Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
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Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Li, P'an-lung, 1514-1570; Chou, Pi, fl. 1228. San t'i shih; Okada, Masayuki, 1864-1927
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Topic: Chinese poetry (Selections: Extracts, etc.)
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
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Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ban, Kokei, 1733-1806; Ishihara, Masaaki, 1764-1821. Nen nen zuihitsu; Shimizu, Hamaomi, 1776-1824. Yukyo manroku; Matsudaira, Sadanobu, 1759-1829. Kagetsu sosho
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Topic: Japanese essays
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ki, Tsurayuki, fl. 872-946; Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Mizuno, Kgen, 1901-
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Topic: Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Yashiro, Hirokata, 1758-1841; Kokusho Kankkai
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Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Japanese
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hsieh, Fang-tê, 1226-1289; Matsudaira, Yasukuni, 1863-1945; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
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Topics: Chinese language, Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Chikamatsu, Monzaemon, 1653-1725
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